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YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan: Hinotori

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The relentlessly powerful, athletic and loud YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan are returning to the Jack Singer Concert Hall! Combining traditional Wadaiko drumming with world-class theatrical showmanship, a YAMATO show is something you need to feel to believe. Each show features over 40 drums on stage, including the enormous 500 kg “Odaiko,” YAMATO will shake the walls of the Jack Singer Concert Hall with percussion. In their new show, Hinotori, meaning “phoenix,” they will celebrate the rebirth of live shows from the ashes through masterful drum performance, storytelling, and light-hearted fun.

YAMATO was founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in Nara, “the land of Yamato” which is said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture. Now based in Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, performers adhere to a rigorous daily training schedule that rivals world-class athletes to reach performance-level precision on their worldwide tours.

Lobby Pre-Show Performance: Yosakoi Canada


The pulse of the drums, carried down from antiquity, is an incredible feeling. - YAMATO 

“It was simply captivating. The incredible talent and sheer enjoyment of what they do was plain to see.” - The Evening Post (UK)

“Imagine two thousand years of samurais, shinto meditation and sake being built up and released through nine feisty young drummers and their kits.” - Kpas (UK)

“This is a show of unbridled enthusiasm, much humour and great musical variety.” - The Scotsman (UK)